Some of yoga's practices are clearly dangerous. The whole idea of "emptying yourself" in meditation is the opposite of Christian meditation where you are "filled" with the Holy Spirit. A person who is sitting and chanting a mantra and trying to dispel any thoughts, deliberately empty himself, is like the man in the parable who has a demon which is driven out. The house is clean and swept...and empty. The devil goes out, finds seven devils worse than himself and returns to "fill up" the empty house. [Luke 11:26]
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Monday, February 8, 2016
NARAL hates this ad so I'm going to Food Lion to buy a big supply of Doritos to say thank you! It's a smart choice on Doritos part. Let's face it, how many NARAL supporters have families. They're the anti-family organization. Promote pro-life and get the folks with lots of Doritos eaters purchasing your product. Eat your heart out, NARAL baby haters.
The subject of Freemasonry is complicated. It has a long and mysterious history involving people across several continents and individuals whose personal reputations we often find difficult to criticize. My own father and grandfather were Freemasons My brother is also a Freemason, and though I have tried diligently to convince him to leave it, he is certain it is not what I believe it to be. I know these men to be good and decent fathers and husbands. I have lived with them and loved them; it is difficult to imagine they were involved in anything as ugly as Freemasonry has proven to be.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Four hundred years ago, Our Lady of Good Success appeared to a Spanish nun, Sr. Mariana de Jesus Torres, in Quito, Ecuador and warned about a crisis in the Church arising at the end of the 19th century and becoming even worse after the middle of the 20th century. I'm going to be studying this approved apparition and sharing about it, not to frighten anyone, but to show how crucial it is to listen to Our Lady and respond to her call for her children to pray and sacrifice. The only solution to these evils is for faithful Catholics to grow in personal holiness and commit to lives of prayer and penance to help make up for "what's lacking in the suffering of Christ." What could possibly be lacking in the suffering of Christ? Our cooperation in his act of redemption. He won't force it, but wants us to offer it by conforming our will to His. What better time to embrace Christ's cross of suffering than during the holy season of Lent? Listen to our Blessed Mother and imitate her "Yes!"
Saturday, February 6, 2016
|Noor Amaleki murdered by father in "honor killing"|
I know a police office who arrested a street thug one day. The angry man told the officer he better watch out because he was going to get his wife and children. The officer took him aside for a private conversation and told him in effect, "If you ever hurt my family, the world won't be big enough for you to hide in. I will track you and find you and kill you." Needless to say, the thug who was a coward at heart, apologized and insisted he didn't really mean it.
Friday, February 5, 2016
|St. Agatha by Caravaggio|
A determined young woman, Agatha resisted the advances of a high Roman official, Quintian, who thought he could force her into an immoral relationship. When she spurned him he retaliated. As a judge, he sent her to a brothel where she refused the advances of the customers. Quintian had her tortured, her breasts cut off, and ordered her rolled in hot coals. Nevertheless, she prayed as she was dying, "Lord, my Creator, you have always protected me from the cradle; you have taken me from the love of the world and given me patience to suffer. Receive my soul."
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Zika: vicious fraud: abortions at sea: the war on women
I blogged the other day posting an article about Zika from a holistic health point of view. I knew as soon as I saw the first articles linking Zika to birth defects that Zika would be used to scare women into having abortions and the article above illustrates just how accurate that was.
Pray for women considering abortion and support your local pregnancy help center. We can offer women better options than killing their children!
|Under Cyrus, Israel was released from the Babylonian exile.|
The reason it stinks is that it involves politicians. Most of them are motivated by greed, human respect, and lust for power; and almost all put pragmatism above principle. So I wasn't surprised when an acquaintance sent me these two articles about Ted Cruz and urged me to reconsider my support:
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation
Even the New York Times got into the act reporting on it. Was Bill's $500,000 payoff for a Moscow speech all about brokering the deal to get uranium for the Russians? Read more here.
Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal
The Zika Virus
|Let's raise our grandchildren to love Jesus on the cross!|
"Woe to them who call evil good and good evil." [Isaiah 5:20]
We hear a lot about tolerance today: tolerance for homosexuals and lesbians pretending to be married and playing house, tolerance for couples who fornicate freely and kill their babies, tolerance for every kind of sexual deviancy, tolerance for those who shove their sins in our faces and demand we approve them, etc. But there's one group that cannot be tolerated and must be shamed into changing their beliefs or gagged into utter silence: